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English noun: aurora

1. aurora (time) the first light of day


SamplesWe got up before dawn.
They talked until morning.


Synonymsbreak of day, break of the day, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, first light, morning, sunrise, sunup


Broader (hypernym)hour, time of day


Antonymssundown, sunset

2. aurora (phenomenon) an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)aurora australis, aurora borealis, northern lights, southern lights


Part holonymstreamer

3. Aurora (person) (Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos


Instance hypernymRoman deity


Domain categoryRoman mythology









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